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Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather's Son is the story of one of America's most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words.

Thomas speaks out, revealing the pieces of his life he holds dear, detailing the suffering and injustices he has overcome, including the polarizing Senate hearing involving a former aide, Anita Hill, and the depression and despair it created in his own life and the lives of those closest to him. In this candid and deeply moving memoir, a quintessential American tale of hardship and grit, Clarence Thomas recounts his astonishing journey for the first time.

©2008 Clarence Thomas (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Wonderful read

Great story about a great man!! Enjoyed every minute of this book. Reveals a lot about our Government.

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Remarkable, inspiring journey!!!

I am grateful that he wrote his story. It is a journey like his that gives me hope for the world and the future.

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superb

Wonderfully written and performed memoir! It makes him very relatable while still clarifying so many problems of the race issue and all the politics swirling around it. it's clarifying message is especially pertinent for today's political stage. I would say this is a must read for everyone who wants to understand more about this issue. Thank you Justice Thomas for being willing to share with us these golden nuggets!

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Only in America

Wow!!! This book is my favorite so far this year. The life and journey of Clarence Thomas speaks to the American dream, it sheds light into his background as a jurist/EEOC director, the impact of family on his being, it opens discussion on the challenges faced not only by affluent black Americans, but the deception plaguing anyone who views the world differently. Can’t wait to read additional books by Justice Thomas. Joe Biden has been the same prejudice man his entire career.

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Thank you Clarence Thomas

This should be required reading for every person regardless of race, religion or creed because it gives hope to all no matter what the struggle. Thank you Clarence Thomas for sharing your story. Thank you for persevering. Thank you for sharing your humanity with us.

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Amazing story of strength and courage

I loved this book . I have always loved Clarence Thomas. This book was very interesting & uplifting.

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This book inspires both awe and gratitude in any listener. I feel privileged to have listened.

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Autobiography of Clarence Thomas

Such a compelling story of one of the true originalists on the U.S. Supreme Court and an accurate account of those American Marxists who tried to destroy him, chief of those being Joe Biden. Anita Hill was the original Christine Ballsy Ford and both are accomplished liars.

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I finished and wanted to hear more

This book and Clarence Thomas story needs to be made into a movie. What a moving account of one life that encountered the life chosen for him but not by him. He experienced and endured the worst stain of nations history, racism. I love that his parents or grandparents cared so much about him. My heart has been warmed. I despise what the committee did to him. What a great man.

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Should be required reading for all Americans

Excellent writing and captivating. Could not stop listening. Very honest biography and not surprising from a man of principal.

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  • 07-18-22

A living legend and a wonderful story

I couldn’t turn this book off from the moment I started it. A wonderful story of self reliance, family and perseverance. Clarence Thomas is a man of dignity and honour, he is a role model for so many people to go beyond their own environment and become what you want to be through hard work. Clarence Thomas is one of my hero’s after this book.

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  • Georgie151
  • 06-14-22

Superb story

Brilliant human account from only the second black Supreme Court judge. Also shows what a nasty guy joe Biden is. Well written and beautifully performed

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  • William P.
  • 10-14-21

An incredible story

Clarence Thomas does not, mostly by choice, appear as a media figure as much as other Supreme Court judges do. He's not a rocktstar celebrity of the court, like RBG was or how Sotomayor appeared during her book tour. Yet his story is nothing short of incredible. This book almost brought me to tears many times, the emotive language of the racism he experienced and how ideology drew him in coupled with a harrowing past of poverty and fraught family life. Put judicial and political views aside, and read this with an open mind, How one man can come from nothing and make it to the highest court in the land, it's something that transcends the words of a simple review. I recommend it in the strongest terms. His opinions are formed from life experience, and we could all learn from them.